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  Geotechnical engineering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Geotechnical engineers investigate the soil and bedrock below a site to confirm their engineering properties as they will relate to the proposed costruction.
Geotechnical engineers also assess the risk to humans, property and the environment from natural hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, sinkholes, debris flows, and rock falls (all involving natural materials).
Geotechnical Engineering is also applicable to coastal and ocean engineering applications, such as construction of wharves, marinas, jetties, as well as foundation/anchor systems for offshore structures such as oil platforms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geotechnical_engineering   (316 words)

  
 Emphases: Geotechnical Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Geotechnical engineering encompasses engineering in soil and rock, the use of soil, rock, and geosynthetic materials for construction, and protection and enhancement of groundwater and the soil/water environment.
Geotechnical engineering embraces the fields of soil mechanics, foundation engineering, geological engineering, rock mechanics, engineering geology, environmental geotechnics, groundwater engineering, and earthquake engineering.
Geotechnical engineering is also centrally concerned with fluid flow through soil and rock masses, geological factors affecting groundwater flow and contaminant transport, groundwater remediation, and design and construction of waste disposal facilities.
www.ce.berkeley.edu /Undergraduate/chapter1/geotech.html   (202 words)

  
 Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Beside the traditional areas of foundation engineering, earth structures, underground excavations, land subsidence, and landslide mitigations, geotechnical engineers and researchers are increasingly involved in new and dynamic areas of ground improvement, geosynthetic engineering, land reclamation, lightweight materials, forensic engineering and the effective recycling of waste materials.
Furthermore, geotechnical engineers are increasingly challenged to solve environmental problems related to the reduction of construction wastes, provision of efficient waste disposal facilities, clean-up of contaminated sites as well as geological related hazards such as landslides and erosion.
Engineering and Applied Geology provides sound knowledge of geological principles, rock mechanics and geophysical techniques and their applications to civil engineering work, mineral and energy exploration and development, land subsidence, and natural hazard mitigation.
www.sce.ait.ac.th /programs/gte/gte.htm   (532 words)

  
 Geotechnical Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Although several competent geotechnical engineering firms typically are available to an architect or civil engineer, the experience, skills, and technical resources of these firms never are identical.
Of all project participants, geotechnical engineers are in the best position to indicate what that work should consist of, based on their own unique experience and skills.
As a result, the geotechnical workscopes created by architects and civil engineers are far more susceptible to errors or omissions, thus creating unnecessary and wholly avoidable professional liability exposures for themselves and all other members of the design team.
www.summittesting.com /Content/geoeng.htm   (943 words)

  
 Engineers
Engineering technology graduates, however, are not qualified to register as professional engineers under the same terms as graduates with degrees in engineering.
About 555,000 engineering jobs were found in manufacturing industries, and another 378,000 wage and salary jobs were in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector, primarily in architectural, engineering, and related services and in scientific research and development services.
It is important for engineers, as it is for those working in other technical and scientific occupations, to continue their education throughout their careers because much of their value to their employer depends on their knowledge of the latest technology.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos027.htm   (6658 words)

  
 Abbott, Langer & Associates, Geotechnical Engineering Free Compensation Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
For engineering and scientific employees, the highest compensation is in firms with annual fees of $2,500,000 to $4,999,999; while for laboratory, land surveying, and technician personnel, the highest compensation is in firms with annual fees of under $2,500,000.
For supervisory/managerial, engineering and scientific, and laboratory, land surveying, and technician personnel, the lowest median incomes were in firms with annual fees of $25,000,000 or more.
For engineering and scientific jobs, compensation is highest in highway/traffic/transportation engineering, computer science, geological engineering, and civil engineering (primarily structural) and lowest in ecology and environmental science.
www.abbott-langer.com /asfesumm.html   (1445 words)

  
 Geotechnical Engineering Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Geotechnical engineering is a branch of civil engineering that generally deals with problems involving soil and rock.
The program has been deliberately designed to offer a broad range of activities, with a solid basis in the core areas of geotechnical engineering and opportunities for students to participate in research at the forefront of developments in the field.
Our mission is to educate undergraduate and graduate students to become leaders in geotechnical engineering practice and academia.
www.ce.utexas.edu /dept/area/geotech   (268 words)

  
 Geotechnical Research :: CiE:: Research :: UNH ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Research in geotechnical engineering at UNH concentrates on field and laboratory measurements of the material properties required to predict how different soils will behave under the loads applied by a structure.
UNH geotechnical faculty and students have been involved for several years in designing, installing and monitoring instruments for a field site on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay.
Unfortunately, very little geotechnical information is retrieved from these borings since the great majority of boreholes are carried out to perform such tasks as installation of monitoring wells, water wells, deep foundations and instrumentation.
www.unh.edu /civil-engineering/research/geotechnical.html   (800 words)

  
 Geotechnical Engineering Resumes
Junior Geotechnical Engineer, 25, based in England, looking for job opportunity preferably in the Sussex/South England area, but would be prepared to commute for suitable position (own vehicle).
PhD structure engineer with civil engineer background and with experience in offshore structure, piles, supporting elements design and analysis (motion, resistance, stability), and/or bottomhole assembly BHA structure analysis and modelling, survey data management and wellbore curved trajectory calculation, and/or soil and rock mechanic application studies, multidisciplinary engineering, research and technico-commercial skills.
Austrian Engineer (MS) based in Vienna, Austria, with over 5 years experience as project engineer in hydrogeology, remediation of contaminated ground water and soil (planning and supervision), waste treatment and waste management, geotechnical investigations, HS&E and environmental consulting is looking for a challenging opportunity in the field of environmental engineering worldwide.
www.earthworks-jobs.com /resgt.htm   (3923 words)

  
 Exponent- Geotechnical, Geological and Geomechanical Engineering
Geotechnical, geological, and geomechanical engineers and scientists work with large volumes of soil, rock, and fluids with properties that are poorly understood compared to the structures that they support.
Failures of naturally complex soil and rock masses, and the structures built upon or within them, often occur because the initial geotechnical, geological, and geohydrological characterizations were inadequate.
Exponent's Geotechnical, Geological, and Geomechanical Engineering (Geo3) staff provides unusually broad expertise in geotechnical engineering, geological engineering, engineering geology, geophysics, geomechanics, and groundwater hydrology to address a host of geo-failures, including landslides, foundation and retaining wall failures, oil-well distress, and floods, as well as earthwork construction claims.
www.exponent.com /practices/civilstructural/geo3.html   (145 words)

  
 The Civil Engineering Portal - Geotechnical Engineering
For researchers and practitioners involved in all aspects of geotechnical engineering (soil and rock).
Provide the forum for lecturers in geotechnical engineering and related subjects to discuss educational issues.
The ROSRINE project project assembles geologists, geotechnical engineers and seismologists from a number of organizations to address geotechnical site characterization and ground motion response issues resulting from the Northridge earthquake.
www.icivilengineer.com /Geotechnical_Engineering   (423 words)

  
 Arora and Associates, P.C.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Our geotechnical engineering group is professionally qualified, academically trained and experienced to provide complete geotechnical engineering services.
The group is supervised by a Professional Engineer with advanced degrees and specialized training in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering.
Geotechnical quality control and quality assurance for shallow and deep foundation schemes including static and dynamic load test evaluations for pile driving drilled shafts.
www.arorapc.com /geotech.htm   (410 words)

  
 CEE Geotechnical Engineering Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Geotechnical Engineers solve construction problems pertaining to natural materials like soils and rocks found in nature.
Geotechnical Engineers work in a variety of situations and for various industries designing and constructing structures.
Totally automated equipment is used for sophisticated engineering properties tests which include compressibility (consolidation) tests, strength (triaxial and direct shear) tests and permeability tests.
nebula.eng.rowan.edu:81 /Geotechnical/Geotechnical.htm   (291 words)

  
 UM Civil and Environmental Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Every structure on earth, whether it be a building, a bridge, a dam, a canal, a pipeline, a landfill, or a pavement is founded on soil and/or rock.
Geotechnical Engineering is the sub-discipline of Civil Engineering that is concerned with studying the engineering properties of soil and rock and with developing solutions to engineering problems involving soil and rock.
The Geotechnical Engineering program at The University of Michigan offers the opportunities for advanced education and research in a full range of geotechnical engineering areas, to include: site characterization, foundation design, stability of earth masses, soil improvement, soil and foundation dynamics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, engineering geology, rock mechanics, soil behavior, and numerical and analytical modeling.
cee.engin.umich.edu /research/geo   (136 words)

  
 Geotechnical Engineering Graduate Program
The graduate program in Geotechnical Engineering provides specialized training and research in soil mechanics, foundation engineering, design of earth structures, soil-structure interaction, and groundwater movements through and around earth structures.
Starting in 1995, the professors and graduate students in geotechnical engineering have been involved in a major project in Brunswick and Topsham, ME. This project used tire chips as a lightweight fill behind a rigid frame structure, bridge abutments, and for the bridge approaches.
This project was a collaboration between the civil engineering firm Haley and Aldrich, Inc. from South Portland, ME, the Maine Department of Transportation, and the University of Maine.
www.civil.umaine.edu /Graduate_Students/graduate_geotech.htm   (311 words)

  
 WSU Geotechnical & Transportational Engineering
Graduate study leading to a M.S. in Civil Engineering and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering are offered in either Geotechnical or Transportation Engineering by selecting appropriate graduate courses and area of research.
engineering are interrelated fields that encompass a number of specialized areas of practice and research.
Geotechnical engineering deals with all the aspects of soil, rock, and groundwater behavior.
www.ce.wsu.edu /GeoTransp/gtOverview.htm   (211 words)

  
 Graduate Study in Geotechnical Engineering
The Geotechnical Program at UMASS is an integrated professional program which offers study in the traditional field of Structural Geotechnics including theoretical and applied soil mechanics and foundation engineering as well as in the area of Environmental Geotechnics.
The principal objectives of the Master's degree program in Geotechnical Engineering are to educate qualified students in the discipline of Geotechnical Engineering and prepare individuals for careers as geotechnical engineers in the areas of soil mechanics, foundation engineering and environmental geotechnics.
The Civil Engineering capabilities are supplemented by excellent facilities for material identification in the Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Polymer Science, and Soil Science Departments including x-ray diffractometer, scanning mercury porosimeter, scanning electron microscopes, and differential thermal analyzer.
www.ecs.umass.edu /cee/study/graduate/geotechnical/temp.html   (2192 words)

  
 Geotechnical and Geological Engineering
Geotechnical and Geological Engineering publishes papers in the areas of soil and rock engineering and hydrology as applied in the civil engineering, mining and water industries.
The emphasis is on the practical aspects of geotechnical engineering, engineering geology and hydrogeology, although papers on theoretical and experimental advances in soil and rock mechanics are also welcomed for inclusion.
Geotechnical and Geological Engineering publishes contributions in the form of original and review papers, or as short technical notes.
www.environmental-center.com /magazine/kluwer/gege   (426 words)

  
 Geotechnical Engineering
eotechnical Engineering is a specialization that graduate students majoring in civil engineering or geological engineering may elect at the University of Idaho.
A student specializing in geotechnical engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering may work toward the degrees of Master of Science, Master of Engineering, or Doctor of Philosophy.
Applicants should have an earned baccalaureate degree in the parallel undergraduate major, but those who majored in mathematics, a physical science, or other engineering discipline can also specialize in geotechnical engineering by completing appropriate prerequisite courses in addition to those required for the degree.
www.uidaho.edu /engr/cedept/about/geotechnical.htm   (325 words)

  
 Haley & Aldrich - Environmental Consulting and Geotechnical Engineering
Haley and Aldrich is a leading consulting firm that specializes in underground engineering, environmental science, and environmental management consulting.
We are ranked by Engineering News Record among the top 100 U.S. firms in both engineering design and environmental consulting.
Geotechnical Engineering for Foundations and Heavy Underground Construction
www.haleyaldrich.com   (342 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Principles of Geotechnical Engineering: Books: Braja M. Das   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Braja M. Das' PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING provides civil engineering students and professionals with an overview of soil properties and mechanics, combined with a study of field practices and basic soil engineering procedures.
Textbook for civil engineering majors in introductory courses in soils and geotechnical engineering.
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www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/053438742X?v=glance   (787 words)

  
 Engineering | The WWW Virtual Library
The WWW Virtual Library Engineering is provided by EEVL: the Internet guide for engineering, mathematics and computing.
Architectural engineering is the engineering discipline for the analysis and design of building systems, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), fire protection and structural systems.
The Wastewater Engineering Virtual Library was established on Dec. 5, 1994 and is devoted to all aspects of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment.
vlib.org /Engineering   (798 words)

  
 Geotechnical Engineering and Testing
Geotechnical Engineering including soil borings and laboratory testing, engineering analysis and recommendations regarding foundations, paving, construction, slope stability, faulting, etc.
Construction Materials Engineering including earthwork, asphalt, steel, and concrete testing during construction.
Forensic Engineering, including foundation,retaining walls, slopes and paving distress studies.
www.geotecheng.com   (315 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering: Books: Steven L. Kramer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The book draws from the fields of seismology and structural engineering to present a broad, interdiciplinary view of the fundamental concepts in seismology, geotechnical engineering, and structural engineering.
Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices by Donald P. Coduto
Yes, this is an excellent overall introduction to the geotechnical aspects of earthquake engineering.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0133749436?v=glance   (974 words)

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